Juventus are through to the Champions League quarter-finals, after they beat Borussia Dortmund comprehensively 3-0 last night, at the Westfallenstadion, to eliminate the struggling German club 5-1 on aggregate.

Carlos Tevez opened the scoring for the Italians in the third minute of the match, with a thirty-yard scorcher, giving his side a comfortable cushion with a key away goal.  This was a repeat from three weeks ago when the Argentine also opened the scoring in Turin, to give the Juve a comfortable first leg lead.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, who have experienced troubles in the Bundesliga and are currently tenth, pressured for a goal, but the poor defending of Dortmund lead to their downfall.

Although without their iconic midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba, Juventus looked comfortable in the middle of the park with Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal.  In the 70th minute Tevez charged into the box and passed the ball to Alvaro Morata, who stroked into an empty net, to add to the Argentine’s opener and emphasise their superiority. 

Gianluigi Buffon, the Juve keeper, had a quiet night in between the sticks, as Tevez took a touch before blasting home another fine strike from the edge of the area, to put the tie beyond doubt in the 79th minute.

The Juve side, twice winners in 1985 and 1996, sealed their third last eight appearance since 2006. They will be the sort of opponent that no-one will want to draw on Friday; the Vecchia Signora have been in good form recently, as they have won all their domestic titles since 2010, and have conceded only 14 goals in their certain Scudetto success this season.

It was a hurtful night for the home crowd who expected better, as they put on a show of defiance before kick-off, with a fascinating mosaic depicting their 1997 Champions League final win. But it was not to be for the hosts, and most of the disappointed supporters left the stadium before the final whistle, as they witnessed their club’s worst defeat in the Championship League.

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